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FAO and partners help Asia's family farmers access global markets through the Geographical Indications initiative

By CTA Admin | Oct 28, 2016

FAO and partners help Asia's family farmers access global markets through the Geographical Indications initiative The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in conjunction with the Ministry of Science and Technology ofLao PDR, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Embassy in Vientiane has launched a regional symposium promoting the Geographical…

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Jamaica poised to tap into US$150-billion gastronomy market

By CTA Admin | Oct 20, 2016

Minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica is uniquely poised to tap into the US$150-billion international gastronomy market, propelling the tourism industry even faster towards further economic growth. Addressing a Gastronomy of Fats and Oils Seminar on October 12, Bartlett said studies conducted by the tourism ministry show that food is a major draw for…

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Eastern Caribbean Focuses on Economic Growth and Youth Empowerment

By CTA Admin | Oct 20, 2016

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is preparing a Growth and Development Strategy at the core of which is a Youth Development Strategy to help the region to deal with world and regional challenges. Prensa Latina talked with the director general of the bloc, Didacus Jules, about these issues and the priorities and future…

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Thai Princess agrees to represent UN FAO as Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger

By CTA Admin | Oct 17, 2016

Thai Princess agrees to represent UN FAO as Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today announced that Her Royal Highness, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, has graciously agreed to represent the Organization as an FAO Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger. The announcement was made during…

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On World Food Day, Asia and the Pacific prepare agriculture for climate change

By CTA Admin | Oct 17, 2016

On World Food Day, Asia and the Pacific prepare agriculture for climate change In the Asia-Pacific region, increasingly prone to climate related disasters, droughts and floods, adapting agriculture to climate change requires immediate action, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization announced today. “We can see that climate change is happening, and we know that our…

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How to Take a Journey of Chocolate in Belize

By CTA Admin | Oct 12, 2016

The Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro, located on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula, is offering an immersive package that allows travelers to interact with local Mayan families and learn first hand how they’ve lived off the land in the “cradle of chocolate.” Guests experience a culinary learning education as they enjoy a tour of a local organic chocolate…

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World Food Day 2016: Announcement of UN FAO Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger

By CTA Admin | Oct 11, 2016

World Food Day 2016: Announcement of UN FAO Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will convene the Asia-Pacific regional observance of World Food Day on Monday, 17 October 2016 at its regional office, 39 Phra Atit Road 10200 Bangkok. This year’s event will be very high-profile…

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FAO supports ASEAN initiative in the establishment of a Coordinating Centre for Animal Health and Zoonoses

By CTA Admin | Oct 7, 2016

FAO supports ASEAN initiative in the establishment of a Coordinating Centre for Animal Health and Zoonoses With the increasing threat of emerging and re-emerging zoonoses, transboundary animal diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today announced a regional approach to counter the dangers. ASEAN has committed to the establishment of…

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FAO Director-General awarded for outstanding contributions to rural development, food security and agriculture

By CTA Admin | Oct 6, 2016

FAO Director-General awarded for outstanding contributions to rural development, food security and agriculture The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, José Graziano da Silva, was today awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Pakistan’s University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS). The degree was conferred by the UVAS…

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